Education activists headed to Springfield early Wednesday morning to lobby for a moratorium on school closings. Their campaign for legislative action comes on the same day as the Chicago Board of Education votes on a
proposal to close a record-breaking number of public schools in Chicago. Meanwhile, the Illinois General Assembly has less than one month left in the spring session, which ends May 31.
“We’re going to put pressure on state legislators,” said Hueron Wilks, a senior staff member of Action Now
and one of Wednesday’s trip organizers. “Our representatives have
failed their constituents, they could have done something about these
school closings a long time ago.”
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